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Nick_Plummer

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  1. I don't know if this has been said in this thread but the "major key" is a reference to DJ Khaled. He's become somewhat of an internet meme because of some of his catchphrases, one of them being "major key". Since most Snapchat users are teenagers like myself, I think they're just saying it as a reference to DJ Khaled, not hinting at a future ride.

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  2. I'm heading out to the park for the first time this season tomorrow and my dad wants me to drive as I have my learner's permit now. As a newer driver, are there any precautions I should take as I will be coming from the north and turning left into the new negatively reviewed toll booth.

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  3. I think the funniest thing I've ever witnessed was a couple of summers ago with my dad. We were against the railing closest to the ride while queuing for Drop Tower. We were watching it come down and as the ride slowed down at the breaks, a big black hairy thing fell from what looked like the sky. I initially thought it was a larger bird but once the ride stopped, we noticed a woman who had a cap like thing covering her real hair. She rushed over to what I finally realized was a wig. She dusted it off and put it back on her head and walked out of the ride. Definitely the funniest thing my dad and I had ever witnessed at the park.

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  4. The two newest roller coasters we own are Diamondback and Banshee, and both of those came out within 5 years of each other, and also are the only roller coasters that we have that were built in the 2000's I want something other than a B&M to keep my ridership up.

     

    Backlot Stunt Coaster? Firehawk? Flying Ace Aerial Chase? And I guess Surf Dog counts too.

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  5. It appears as though that clearing is getting pretty large. You can actually watch the backhoe? (I should know what its called, my dad's a crane operator) clear more and more land. It appears as if it goes beyond what the webcam shows. I hate to be that annoying guy that jumps on the giga hype train, but choo choo!

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    While I do enjoy the three point shootout games much like the NBA 3-point contest during the All-Star break, I hate the ones that give out basketballs as prizes. I'd love to win myself an NBA jersey that would normally cost $50+ for $5 rather than a basketball that'll get warped and lose its grip after a month. (I found this out from experience) Get rid of the basketball prizes or get rid of those kinds of games IMO. Please keep that 3-point shootout though.

    The purpose of the games is to make money. Lots and lots of money. You aren't going to get a $50 prize on a $5 game. Heck, many prizes aren't worth the cost to play.

     

    I'm referring to the NBA jerseys that you can win at the three point shootout by Vortex and Backlot Stunt Coaster. NBA Jerseys are typically rather expensive, being around that $50 range. Granted you have to make almost all of the threes to win them, but still a pretty good prize if you're an NBA fan like myself.

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  7. While I do enjoy the three point shootout games much like the NBA 3-point contest during the All-Star break, I hate the ones that give out basketballs as prizes. I'd love to win myself an NBA jersey that would normally cost $50+ for $5 rather than a basketball that'll get warped and lose its grip after a month. (I found this out from experience) Get rid of the basketball prizes or get rid of those kinds of games IMO. Please keep that 3-point shootout though.

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  8. It appears as though the game shed across from the train station has been razed to make room for the new relocated funnel cake building.

     

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    (pic from Kings Island's Instagram.)

     

    A little speculation here, but to me it looks like the concrete poured here looks way to big to fit just that new soccer game. Could we see a large Rivertown expansion with a new railroad crossing like at Cedar Point by Rougarou?

     

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    (Pic from Kings Island's Webcam)

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  9. Most of your amusement park midway games are "rip-offs." I don;t like to use that word though, they just make some games more difficult so they don't give away all of their prizes right away. At my high school, we have a fair once a year and I had the displeasure of running the giant plinko one. It was so easy to win that we ran out of prizes about 30 minutes into the fair. Tons of crying and angry parents. Plus, I don't think Kings Island is going to spend a lot of their budget on prizes. I'd much rather have them use that budget for new rides and, please for the love of god, better food service.

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  10. I know that somewhere, Kings Island has at least a five year plan. I'm sure these buildings have something to do with those plans. My guess is we'll only have to deal with them being vacant for a year or two more.

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